Attendance letters

Attendance Letters

Prince William County Public Schools (PWCS) follows the provisions of Virginia law regarding compulsory attendance for all school-aged students and addressing chronic absenteeism. PWCS is committed to monitoring student attendance data and communicating with families.

PWCS communicates with families regarding attendance through daily attendance notifications for unverified absences and letters that are generated based on student attendance records.

Attendance letters are sent to notify parents of:

  • Truancy status when students accrue three or more unexcused absences.
  • Excessive excused absences.
  • Chronic absentee status when students are absent 10% of their current enrollment.

The goal of attendance letters is to inform parents of student attendance concerns, educate them on the importance of attendance, and encourage communication between families and the school. PWCS has many resources available for students and families needing support with attendance-related matters.

Contact your student's school if you have additional questions about attendance letters or need assistance.